HBweCU

"HBweCU" is taking audiences on a journey into Black America’s most precious institutions: our Historically Black Colleges and Universities. From the culture of HBCU Homecomings to the students, faculty and alumni of the 107 schools to the various topics that affect them, we’re committed to shining a light on these educational institutions. New content including articles, videos and photo galleries will display the best in Black Excellence and will feature the faces and voices of the very people who make HBCUs so memorable and special.

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Why ‘Coming To America’ Has A Different Meaning For International HBCU Students

While a combination of a global pandemic, changes in immigration policy and the end of a scholarship program has slowed the pace a little, Black colleges are still a destination for international students.
12/14/2022

HBCU Students Find Ways To Make Their Side Hustles Ca-Ching

Bucking the stereotype of the “broke college student,” young Black entrepreneurs are finding ways to make their hobbies pad their paychecks.
12/05/2022

Another Type Of Homecoming: What's Behind The Jump in HBCU Enrollment?

For reasons ranging from better financial aid to academic environments that comes with a safer space, young people are increasingly turning to HBCUs.
10/21/2022

Generation to Generation: A Family Passes Down The HBCU Tradition

One point of pride for many parents is when their children attend the same college they did, for the Brandon family, that happened with an HBCU.
10/28/2022

Glamour Magazine's 2022 HBCU College Women of the Year

Karyn Onyeneho Is a Maverick for Change in the Field of Human Genetics

Onyeneho, 39, recently earned her PhD from Howard University and is working full-time at the National Institutes of Health to focus on diversity and equity in the public health space.
12/01/2022

Evolone Layne Is Taking Over STEM, One App at a Time

The Howard University junior intertwines her love for music with her passion for artificial intelligence, and she’s committed to using technology to help her community.
12/01/2022

Kennedy Whisenant Is Working to Make Inclusive Fashion a Reality

Only the second African American woman to win Miss Collegiate America 2022, the Clark Atlanta student is taking support from her HBCU village and aiming high.
12/01/2022

Noella Williams: Activist, Anime Fan, Author

After transferring to Florida’s largest historically Black university, Williams’s world opened up when she realized that there was space for reproductive justice and radical politics at Florida A&M.
12/01/2022

Maisie Brown, 21, Is Becoming the Face and Voice of the Jackson Water Crisis

The Jackson State University sophomore is leading the effort to deliver drinking water to residents who can’t make it to the city’s distribution centers.
12/01/2022

Mallory Butts Is Putting Black Beauty First

She used to make her own beauty products as a kid. Now the 19-year-old Spelman College chemical engineering student is on her way to making it her job.
12/01/2022

Winslyn Parrish Is on a Mission to Destigmatize Therapy for Black Women

After losing her mother a year ago, Parrish has doubled down on her commitment to embrace community, prioritize her mental health, and lean into the health justice space—all while maintaining a 4.0. How does she do it? A lot of therapy.
12/01/2022

Kennedy Orr Wants to Create a Cannabis Industry for the Culture

Forging a space where the Black community can enter the leafy business is a feat, but with an HBCU education, Orr knows anything is possible.
12/01/2022

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The HBCU Runway: Looking Good at Homecoming and Feelin' It

If you want to look fierce during Homecoming season, check out these fashion influencers who know what style is and how to work it!
10/21/2022

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U.S. Air Force Partners With Howard University For Science Research Project

It’s the first HBCU to be selected for the partnership.
01/24/2023

Tennessee State University Spending $250M In Campus Renovations

For years, the state had been underfunding the HBCU.
01/18/2023

How A Startup Group Is Giving A Boost To Black Entrepreneurship Through HBCUs

The HBCU Founders Initiative is helping entrepreneurs at Black Colleges take their first steps into a challenging, but rewarding world.
01/18/2023

HBCU Professor Sparks Social Media Debate Over Reported Dress Code That Bans Hoodies, Twerk Shorts

Is the policy anti-Black or a tool to prepare students for their future? Many sounded off on social media.
01/13/2023

Fisk University Women's Gymnastics Team Makes History At NCAA Meet

The HBCU’s lady bulldogs stepped onto the national stage and didn’t disappoint.
01/10/2023

HBCU Frats, Sororities Celebrated In New Reebok Clothing Collection

The Yard Love Collection comes in seven colors that represent the Divine Nine.
01/08/2023

HBCU Homecoming Attendance Increased In 2022

Jackson State’s games had some of the highest numbers.
01/05/2023

Winston-Salem State University Promises Safety On Campus After Black Student Is Arrested For Challenging White Professor In The Classroom

Black Student Arrested in HBCU Classroom Awaits School’s Decision
12/20/2022